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Assessment and reporting

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.

Teachers observe students' work in class and look closely at tasks throughout the year. They also formally assess a student's achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.

As a parent or carer, you’ll receive a written report twice a year. It gives you a clear picture of your child’s achievements – what they know and can do.

In Years 7 to 10, we use the common grade scale in reporting. In Year 11, we use the Preliminary grade scale.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are assessed on achievement of competencies.


We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.

Assessment booklets

Students in Years 10 to 12 receive assessment booklets at the beginning of the year which contain:

  • the outcomes to be assessed for each assessment.
  • the type of assessment and week it is due.
  • the assessment procedures if a student is absent on the due date of an assessment. 

Students should refer to this booklet and write in their diary or on a calendar when assessments will be due for all their subjects. Classroom teachers will supply notifications or instructions for upcoming assessments prior to their due date. Regular and ongoing revision of class content is important to be prepared for the final examination in Term 4.